2017-18 Chair's Messenger Article Sept '17
I feel it would only be appropriate to open my first contribution to the Messenger magazine by saying a big ‘Thank You’ to the out-going 2016/17 MTSG Committee. The last 12 months have been extremely successful, with events such as networking socials, educational talks, the biannual balls, sporting triumphs and a ski trip to Val Thorens filling the diaries of Manchester’s paralegals and trainees. The hard work and commitment put in by all the members of the out-going committee was fundamental to the success of these events and I am sure that I speak on behalf of everyone who attended an MTSG event last year when I extend my thanks to them all. Thank you also to all the sponsors and supporters of the MTSG over the last year, whose support and generosity enabled us to provide and deliver the events to our members.
We’ve had a busy few weeks since the ‘Election Night’ when the new 2017/18 Committee was revealed, and I know many of the committee have already thrown themselves into organising some fun and informative events for the next few months!
The Year Ahead
Since I joined the MTSG three years ago, I have seen first-hand how beneficial being part of the group, and attending their various activities and events throughout the year, can be. I am excited for my role of Chair over the next 12 months, and can’t wait to meet this year’s new intake of trainee solicitors, paralegals and other MTSG members.
Planning for the MTSG Launch Night is well under way – and I can safely say Loretta, Georgina and Naana have plans in places to make sure we are set for a fantastic evening! Keep your eyes peeled for details of the night which will be circulated to our members over the next few weeks.
Looking further ahead, the MTSG calendar for the year ahead is already filling up nicely and looks to be jam-packed full of exciting events and informative talks to keep us all busy. The MTSG is widely known as being one of the nation’s best trainee solicitors groups, and we are very fortunate that we continue to have the on-going support of our sponsors which make the wide range of activities and events on offer possible. Over the coming year, we are excited to build on existing relationships with current sponsors, and are enthusiastic to explore the possibilities of working alongside new sponsors and supporters who wish to get involved with the MTSG.
On behalf of the new 2017/18 committee, I think I can safely say that we are all looking forward to the year ahead, and to developing and expanding the MTSG. Here’s to a year of networking, educational opportunities, meeting new people, investing in our careers, supporting each other and taking on new challenges.
See you at the launch party!
Chair of MTSG
Trainee Solicitor at JMW Solicitors LLP